Learn more about workers' compensation, including reporting on-the-job injury procedures and your rights and responsibilities as an employee.
Workers' Compensation is intended to protect employees against loss of income or losses of employment when they are necessarily absent from work because of an on-the-job injury or illness. It is essential that you report any job-related accident immediately to your supervisor. Failure to do so could mean loss of benefits. An accident reporting form should be completed immediately after any occupational accident or illness.
We strive to treat all injured employees with dignity and respect. We work with employees, supervisors, claim specialists and rehabilitation specialists to insure employees' quick recovery and return to work. We strive to reduce costs through accident prevention, training, job modifications and early return to work for employees. We follow the laws of the State of Florida and to ensure that all parties are treated fairly.
Below are the steps needed to be taken by supervisors and employees to ensure that on-the-job injuries are reported promptly, that injured employees receive medical attention as soon as possible and that the paperwork flow for claims filing is handled appropriately.
All injuries must be reported to the employee's supervisor, Human Resources and Campus Security even if the employee does not desire treatment. All work-related injuries will be reported to the College's workers' compensation insurance carrier and a claims representative will coordinate medical and wage benefits.
In the event any injury involving an employee occurs after business hours, call Campus Security at x2999. Employees should be aware that medical treatment costs cannot be paid by the College without the authorization of the Human Resources Department. If a service is not authorized it may not be covered under the worker’s compensation policy. Failure to comply with the reporting requirements outlined below may jeopardize the employee's eligibility under the College's liability insurance programs.
Except for medical emergencies, employees must receive initial treatment for their work-related injury from a physicians(s), clinic(s) or facility authorized by the College’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The College’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier has contracted with a preferred provider and pharmacy networks to provide superior and prompt service to injured employees.
The three (3) initial treatment centers most commonly used are:
If emergency care is required, the injured employee can seek treatment at the nearest emergency facility.
Life-threatening and emergency procedures are similar except that you need to immediately call 911 and contact Campus Security x2999 and facilitate transportation of the injured employee to the nearest emergency facility. Human Resources will conduct an investigation to gather information on the injury and report it to the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
For questions or concerns regarding work-related injuries or illnesses, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-646-2369.